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Kirk Marschel
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Hey there Permies,

I'm wondering if any of you Minnesotans or regional folk have any suggestions or recommendations for books on local plant communities? I've done some research and seen "Landscaping with native plants of Minnesota" by Lynn M. Steiner and "Wetland Plants of Minnesota: A complete guide to the wetland and aquatic plants of the North Star State" by Steve W. Chadde. Has anyone read any of these? Are there any others people would recommend?

-Kirk
 
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Here are some good, free sources for you:

http://www.extension.umn.edu/pesticides/ipm/pubnplant.htm
http://www.mnnps.org/
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/gardens/nativeplants/index.html
http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/assistance/backyard/gardens/native_plant/nativelandscaping.pdf

The Pollinator Partnership has a series of 24 page booklets that are divided into regions. Depending where you are in MN they would have a different booklet. These booklets identify the native pollinators, and the plants they seek.
Here is the link to the Twin Cities area: http://www.pollinator.org/PDFs/EasternBroadleaf.Oceanic.rx18.pdf

If you live elsewhere, go HERE, and enter your ZIP code, and the site will take you to the appropriate guide book.


 
Kirk Marschel
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John Polk wrote:Here are some good, free sources for you:

http://www.extension.umn.edu/pesticides/ipm/pubnplant.htm
http://www.mnnps.org/
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/gardens/nativeplants/index.html
http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/assistance/backyard/gardens/native_plant/nativelandscaping.pdf

The Pollinator Partnership has a series of 24 page booklets that are divided into regions. Depending where you are in MN they would have a different booklet. These booklets identify the native pollinators, and the plants they seek.
Here is the link to the Twin Cities area: http://www.pollinator.org/PDFs/EasternBroadleaf.Oceanic.rx18.pdf

If you live elsewhere, go HERE, and enter your ZIP code, and the site will take you to the appropriate guide book.




Thanks John, these are some great resources! I'm looking forward to reading up all of this! I'm glad to see the MN DNR have some good resources as well.

-Kirk
 
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